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Project Management Introduction Courses

Our Project Management Introduction Training Courses are designed for those new to project management, or that have some experience and want to further understand the key principles. We have a regular schedule of project management introductory courses at locations across the UK, including Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Project Management ?

Project management is the discipline of combining systems, techniques & people to complete a project within agreed goals of time, budget & quality

Project management is the most efficient way of introducing change by

  • Defining the objectives
  • Developing the plan
  • Using the appropriate tools (Planning, managing risk, quality etc.)
  • Providing a single point of responsibility

Project Management = Planning + Management

What is a Project Plan, and what does it Involve ?

A well integrated project plan is the main tool for coordinating the project. It's the key reference document for the project team and stakeholders

 A project brief may also be required which sets out
•    The goals, objectives and scope of the project (its deliverables)
•    How these are to be achieved (technical content) and quality (technical standards)
•    Design outlines (sketches and block diagrams)
•    The component parts (breakdown structure)
•    Who will be responsible for what (team responsibilities)
•    Timing (logic network and schedule)
•    Budget (supporting cost estimate)
•    Resources required for implementation (human and material)
•    Risk, contingency and control plans.

What are the Typical Stages in a project?

  1. Define the Objectives
  2. Develop the Plan
  3. Execute Actions
  4. Control the Progress
  5. Close the Project
  6. Get Promoted!

What are Typical Problems with Projects ?

There are many things that can go wrong with project management. These are commonly called barriers and include: - Poor Communication - Poor Planning - Poor Management - Lack of Commitment and Support by Senior Management - Failure to comply with standards and regulations. - Poorly defined project goals

Why choose Focus on Training for your Project Management training?

We work alongside expert trainers to deliver an extensive schedule of public Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training courses. We have also delivered in house training of a consistently high standard for well-known organisations worldwide.

Focus customers include Asda, City of London, GFI Software, Ministry of Defence and Shell.

What other training requirements can Focus help with?

We have an extensive range of  courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.

Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.

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